The German Chancellor has called for a burqa ban after saying the "'full veil is not appropriate."

"The full face veil should be banned, wherever legally possible," she said, at her conservative CDU Party conference.

She also stressed her determination that there will not be a repeat of this year's migrant crisis, as she made her pitch for a fourth term as Chancellor.

She is running unopposed for a new term leading the CDU.

She previously told Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland that: "A completely covered woman has almost no chance of integrating herself in Germany."

The proposed legislation must now go before the Senate for approval before becoming law.


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The proposed legislation follows the Netherland's decision last week, where Dutch MPs voted to ban the Islamic full-face veil from public places such as schools and hospitals.

The burqa is already banned in public places in France, Belgium and Chad. 

In a 2011 poll by the Journal, up to 50 percent of Irish people think that the burqa should be banned.